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Professional Profile of Kim K. Shirin, Ph.D.

With over 20 years of counseling experience, Dr. Shirin brings a wealth of expertise to his patients. Before establishing his private practice two decades ago, he served as a consultant to the Skid Row Project at the L.A. County Department of Health, providing crisis intervention, psychotherapy, and psychological testing. Currently, he is on the staff at Verdugo Hills Hospital and Aurora-Las Encinas Hospital.


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Dr. Shirin’s treatment approach is eclectic, incorporating elements of Gestalt, cognitive, hypnosis, psychoanalytic, and behavioral therapy. He holds a Ph.D. from the Cambridge Graduate School of Psychology, along with M.S. and B.S. degrees from the University of Southern California. His additional training includes Neuropsychology, Hypnotherapy, and certification as a Child Custody Evaluator.
Dr. Shirin’s treatment approach is eclectic
Dr. Shirin brings to his patients more than 20 years of counseling experience. Prior to establishing his private practice twenty years ago, he served the L. A. County Department of Health as a consultant to the Skid Row Project, where he provided crisis intervention, psychotherapy and psychological testing. He is also currently on staff at Verdugo Hills Hospital and Aurora-Las Encinas Hospital.
He has presented many seminars and workshops on topics such as Building Self-Esteem, Dealing with Depression: Teenage Suicide, Effective Parenting, Creating a Good Marriage, and Overcoming Anxiety. Audiences include the Roger Barkley Community Center, La Canada Flintridge Rotary, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, St. Bede School, St. James the Less School, La Crescenta High School, La Canada High School, St. Francis High School and the Medical Staff of Verdugo Hills Hospital.
His professional memberships include the American Psychological Association, American Academy of Medical Hypnoanalysts, Anxiety Disorders Association, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, California Psychological Association, Los Angeles Psychological Association and the National Board for Certified Hypnotherapists.
Dr. Shirin remains active in the community; he served on the Board of Directors of Roger Barkley Community Center, as past President of the Crescenta-Canada Sheriff Support Group, as a member of the Roger Barkley Foundation, participates in National Anxiety Screening Days, Member of the FBI Citizens Academy, participated in the National Hospital for Kids in Crisis and the Glendale Healthy Kids Program. His satisfaction at work comes from being able to help people through difficult times. When not devoting time to his practice, he enjoys bike riding, golf, restoring cars and his family.